Minneapolis Confronts Its History of Housing SegregationBy doing away with single-family zoning, the city takes on high rent, long commutes, and racism in real estate in one fell swoop.
Amazon Can’t Make Crystal City WorseIt’s a weird, semivacant failed experiment of a neighborhood (with a puppet store). No one will miss it.
Cities Should Never, Ever Agree to an HQ2 Contest AgainThe billions that Virginia and New York are giving to Amazon will only worsen corporate shakedowns for public subsidies. Here’s how to stop the madness.
Could the Blue Wave Leave Oregon Dry?Its progressive governor is in a surprisingly tough race—suggesting white suburban Democrats might be more fickle than we thought.
What if Instead of Asking Children to Dress in Reflective Tape We Built Streets That Were Safe to Trick or Treat On?
Rent Control Is BackFor years, economists have argued that the protections harmed the tenants they were supposed to help. The evidence complicates the diagnosis.
What Makes Rent “Affordable”?America’s standard metric compares rents to incomes. That doesn’t tell the whole story.
Do New Yorkers Even Want Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs?Even in prosperous times, the city is getting harder to live in—and it’s not clear how HQ2 will help.
Scott Walker’s War on the Public Sector Came Back to Bite HimThe Wisconsin governor crippled unions and starved school budgets. It was the schools that got him.
“A Mob of Humanity”The images of the Honduran caravan give Republicans what they need to further distort the immigration debate.